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Dec 4, 2012 2:30pm PST
volatility, the system becomes very fragile. just like the economy became fragile by micromanaging. >> let me use that to segue into the text. this book -- define for me "antifragile." >> what is the opposite of fragile? they tend to say robust, solid. the opposite of fragile is something that gains from disorder. i was an options trader for a long time, half of my life. i had a name for things that were harmed by volatility. i realized that you can map fragility as something that gains from volatility. things that gain from volatility, we have to have a name different from resilience. i call them "antifragile." people make mistakes shooting for robustness and stability, things that need -- you go to the gym. people work out. they stress their body and their body gets stronger from stress. it is the same thing with your bones. the same thing applies to economic life. anything organic requires some dose of variability. fixing things is not a good idea. we have departed from the enlightenment of this notion of vieing economic life as something again into thinking that it is more like an enginee
Dec 10, 2012 8:00am EST
opportunity. we have been going through a difficult time in our economy. that holds me back from saying this would never happen again. the other thing that holds the back is, i do not think it was expected to have been 20 years ago. people were caught flatfooted. police department, media -- everybody was surprised. if it surprised us then, we have to be careful we do not let it happen again. tavis: big city politics in this country national news. it can be new york, chicago, l.a. has the political scene changed dramatically in 20 years? >> i think so. i like to write about the politics of the police department. the department has always had an idea or knowledge that their image is out there. there was a time, 20 years ago, when they did not care what the image was, and now they do. the idea of politics, what we are presenting to the world, is in this book and other books i have written. as far as the big picture of politics, i can't act like i am any expert on it, but politics our politics. tavis: let me get personal with you. i mentioned that this is your 20th anniversary. we ar
Dec 7, 2012 2:30pm PST
>> woodruff: the economy added more jobs than expected in november, and the unemployment rate dropped to a four year low. good evening, i'm judy woodruff. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the "newshour" tonight, paul solman breaks down the latest report. and we debate the benefits of extending unemployment insurance amid washington's fiscal uncertainty. >> woodruff: then we turn to the
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